College of Education
   Russell Wall, Dean
   3101 Alexander Hall
   270-762-3817
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In this chapter...
Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling

The mission of the College of Education is to provide leadership, service and research at regional, state and national levels to produce exemplary teachers and other human service professionals who are prepared to make significant contributions in a global and technological society. The college is comprised of three departments and offers associate, baccalaureate, masters, and post-masters degrees and certifications for teachers and other school personnel. The college also offers specialist in education degrees and a joint doctoral program with the University of Reading in England. The Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education offers programs in middle school education, secondary education, career and technical education, health and physical education, and special education. The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers programs in elementary education, interdisciplinary early childhood education, reading, and library science. The Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling offers post-baccalaureate programs in school administration and leadership, guidance and counseling, human development and leadership, school psychology, and community counseling.

The College of Education is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities. All professional education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

Special centers within the college such as the Center for School Safety, the Center for Leadership and Policy Development, the Center for Environmental Education, the Center for Educational Finance and Law, the Center for Gifted Studies, the Center for Career and Technical Education, the Center for Middle School Academic Achievement, and the Kentucky Academy for Technology Education focus efforts and resources in areas important to educational reform and to West Kentucky.

Teacher Education Services
The Office of Teacher Education Services, located in 2101 Alexander Hall, is responsible for the coordination of all admission to teacher education processes, for the teacher certification and rank change applications, and for a variety of College of Education data processing functions, and recommendations.

Through Teacher Education Services, the College of Education provides all students enrolled in teacher education programs with a variety of field experiences in regular public school classrooms, including all required pre-student teaching field experiences and student teaching. The office also coordinates the MSU Kentucky Beginning Teacher Internship Program and alternative route to certification.

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching
Upon completion of 60 undergraduate credit hours (junior status), students enrolled or desiring enrollment in professional education coursework beyond 12 hours credit must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

Teacher education. In order to be admitted to teacher education, students must:
1. Provide Teacher Education Services with scores of tests to measure general academic proficiency. A person shall not be permitted to apply for admission to the teacher education program without first providing evidence of meeting the general academic proficiency requirement through any one of the following tests:
a. A minimum composite score of 21 on the American College Test (ACT);
b. Scores on the Communication Skills (646) and General Knowledge (643) portions of the NTE/PRAXIS (old core battery);
c. Scores on the Professional Standards Skills Test (PPST or C-PPST) of Math (173), Reading (173), and Writing (172);
d. Graduate Records Exam (GRE) minimum passing score and writing assessment as required by the institution, or
e. SAT - the minimum score of 900 and required writing assessment.

2. Have earned an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.45 on a 4.0 scale at the point of admission. This 2.45 minimum GPA remains a requirement throughout the teacher certification program.

3. Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.45 GPA to include the following course work:
a. ENG 101 or 102 with a grade of A or B;
b. MAT 117 (or higher level math) with a grade of C or better;
c. COM 161 or HON 165 with a grade of C or better;
d. EDU 103 with a grade of C or better.

4. A review of the Professional Code of Ethics for Kentucky School Personnel and a Declaration of Eligibility signed by the candidate affirming a commitment to upholding the code and acknowledging awareness of information required for state certification.

5. Successful review by the admission to teacher education committee of their college.

6. Have supplied TES with any other required information.

Note: Students who have not been admitted to teacher education will be blocked from enrolling in specific upper-level courses.

Student teaching. In order to be eligible to student teach, students must:

1. File a formal application with Teacher Education Services two semesters prior to the term in which student teaching is desired. (Applications are distributed at scheduled student teaching orientations only.)

2. Have been granted admission to the teacher education program.

3. Have obtained admission to teacher education prior to student teaching interview.

4. Have a minimum 2.45 overall GPA.

5. Have senior, irregular or graduate status and have completed 100% of their major subject matter field (middle school majors must complete 100% of both specialty areas).

6. Have completed all required professional teacher education courses (EDU 103, EDP 260, HEA 191, COM 372, EDU 303, SED 300, and EDU 403, etc.—see specific requirements by major) with a minimum 2.45 GPA.

7. Have a 2.45 GPA in major for which they desire certification.

8. Have met all applicable computer literacy and applications requirements.

9. Have demonstrated teaching ability in field by completing all experiences.

10. File a valid and current medical examination, which includes a TB test, with Teacher Education Services.

11. Have completed criminal record check.

12. Have been successfully reviewed by the admission to teacher education committee of their college, and

13. Have supplied TES with any other required information.

14. After one (1) unsuccessful undergraduate student teaching placement (undergraduate placement) or graduate student teaching practicum placement (graduate placement) due to unsatisfactory performance, a plan for improvement may be deemed necessary (improvement plan) by the College of Education. If an improvement plan is deemed necessary, a written plan will be prepared and reviewed with the student. No student may reapply for student teaching until the improvement plan has been successfully completed. Once the improvement plan has been successfully completed by the student, the student may reapply for admission to student teaching and, if admitted, a new placement will be pursued. Successful completion of any plan of improvement does not guarantee readmission to student teaching.

Any student who has an unsuccessful undergraduate placement or graduate placement due to unsatisfactory performance may be refused readmittance to student teaching if it is determined that the student's performance/conduct during the placement was so egregious, unprofessional, or otherwise grossly incompetent as to render consideration of an improvement plan and/or a second placement inadvisable. A student who re-applies and is denied admission to student teaching on such grounds will be informed in writing of the Admission to Teacher Education Committee's decision. The grounds stated here are not the exclusive reasons for denying readmission.

A student denied readmission to student teaching as per paragraphs 1 or 2 above may pursue an appeal as per the College of Education Grievance Procedure.

Any student who has had two (2) unsuccessful undergraduate placements or graduate placements shall not be readmitted to student teaching. An unsuccessful placement includes, but is not limited to, termination of placement due to unsatisfactory performance or performance otherwise deemed to be unsatisfactory. An unsuccessful placement may exist regardless of any grade (e.g. "X", "I", "W", "WP", "WE", or "E") assigned.
(Effective August 2004)

Note: The Education Professional Standards Board has adopted minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements for admission to educator preparation, entrance to student teaching, and certificate application. When tabulating a GPA, a 2.450 GPA shall be rounded up to a 2.5. All GPAs between a 2.450 and 2.499 shall be rounded up to a 2.5.

General Requirements for Certification in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
Any person who wishes to be recommended by MSU for an initial Kentucky teaching certificate must have:

1. Successfully completed an approved teacher education program including student teaching.

2. Filed an application for certification (TC-1), or electronically the KECI, with Teacher Education Services, 2101 Alexander Hall.

3. Obtained at least minimal scores required on PRAXIS II Content/Specialty tests and Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) tests.

4. Have a minimum 2.45 overall GPA>

5. Have an earned bachelor's degree.

NOTE: Requirements for teacher certification are established by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (KEPSB). Students are cautioned that changes in these requirements may occur after publication of this Bulletin. For the most current information, students should check with an advisor in one of the departments in the College of Education.

 
 
Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education
3200D Alexander Hall
270-762-2538

Chair: Martin Jacobs. Faculty: Burket, DeBella, Hall, Harader, Jacobs, Koenecke, Lough, Massie, Matlock, McNeary, Patmor, Payne, Purcell, Richerson, Sims, Tomlinson, Umstead, Warmack, West.

The Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education offers certification preparation programs for middle and secondary school teachers in a variety of disciplines. Areas are offered in business and marketing education, family and consumer sciences education, health and physical education, industrial technology education, learning and behavior disorders, and middle school education. The department provides minor programs in athletic coaching, educational studies, family and consumer studies, general special education, health and physical education, and social science. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Associate of Science degrees are offered.

The department's faculty have all gained recognition for their quality teaching, research, and service to the public schools. Most full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees and have extensive teaching experience. Several of the intercollegiate athletic coaches teach departmental courses related to the sports they coach.

Upon completion of the certification, major and/or area programs students are eligible for Kentucky teacher internship and certification. Programs support national standards within the various disciplines and are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

All programs are housed in Alexander Hall. As needed, other university facilities are used. The health and physical education program makes use of the Carr Health Building and athletic fields. The career and technical education program makes use of various technology classrooms outside of Alexander Hall. Meaningful field experiences are a part of each of the certification programs.

Adolescent Education


AREA:
Health and Physical Education/P-12 Certification

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1307

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 43-55 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1
Science and Mathematics:
One biological science
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

Note: Certification also requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a grade of C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses 54 hrs
EXS 250 Anatomical Concepts in Wellness
EXS 375 Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
or
EXS 475 Kinesiology
EXS 485 Sport and Exercise Psychology
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
HEA 200 Community and Consumer Health
HEA 460 Human Sexuality
HEA 470 Education for Drug Abuse Prevention
HPE 099 Freshman Orientation
HPE 175 Foundations of Health and Physical Education
HPE 409 Evaluation and Assessment in Health andPhysical Education
HPE 450 Effective Teaching Strategies in Health Education
HPE 459 Teaching Health and Physical Education
NTN 230 Nutrition
PHE 205 Teaching Lifetime Sports
PHE 206 Teaching Team Sports
PHE 306 Teaching Dance and Gymnastics
PHE 400 Teaching PE in the Elementary Schools
PHE 404 Adapted Physical Education
PHE 405 Physiology of Exercise and Fitness

Required for Teacher Certification 27-33 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development 2
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1, 2
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary School
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School

Total Curriculum Requirements 124-142 hrs
1With a grade of C or better.
2May be used as a University Studies elective.


Health and Physical Education Minor 21 hrs

HPE 175, 409; PHE 205, 206 and nine hours of HPE, PHE or other pre-approved electives. Six hours must be above 300-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.


AREA:
Middle School Education/5-9 Certification

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 13.1203

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

NOTE: Requirements for middle school certification are currently being reviewed for possible revision based upon recent changes in Kentucky Teacher Certification regulations. Students are advised requirements may change after publication of this bulletin. Students should check with an advisor in this department.

University Studies Requirements 43-48 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1
Science and Mathematics:
One biological science
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses for Certification 42 hrs
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development2
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1, 2
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
MID 270 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
MID 307 Middle School Language Arts
MID 421 Middle School Student Teaching
REA 407 Middle School Reading
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
and two of the following:
MID 370 Laboratory in Teaching English and Communications: Middle School
MID 371 Laboratory in Teaching Mathematics: Middle School
MID 372 Laboratory in Teaching Science: Middle School
MID 373 Laboratory in Teaching Social Studies: Middle School

Students must select two academic specialization fields from the following:

English and Communication Field
A. Composition
— one of the following:
ENG 204 Advanced Expository Writing
ENG 214 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 404 Advanced Composition

B. One of the following:
ENG 309 History of the English Language
ENG 310 Linguistics and English Grammars
ENG 328 Standard English Usage
ENG 531 Introduction to Linguistic Science
C. ENG 425 Teaching English, Writing and Grammar in Middle Schools

D. COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments

E. ENG 302 Major American Authors

F. Electives — three of the following:
ENG 303 British Literature to 1760
ENG 304 British Literature, 1760 to the Present
ENG 334 Shakespeare
ENG 407 Short Fiction
ENG 426 Classical Literature
or
ENG 427 Medieval Literature
or
ENG 428 Renaissance Literature
REA 407 Middle School Reading

Mathematics Field3

OPTION I—required courses:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
MAT 305 Intermediate Geometry
MAT 399 Sets, Logic and Functions
Choose between the following:
MAT 140 College Algebra
and
MAT 145 Trigonometry
or
MAT 150 Algebra and Trigonometry

OPTION II—minor in mathematics and the following:
MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I
MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II

Science Field3

A. Biology:
BIO 115 Cellular Basis of Life
BIO 116 Biological Inquiry and Analysis
and one of the following:
BIO 112 Field Biology
BIO 221 Zoology: Animal Form and Function
BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function

B. Either 1, 2, or 3 below.

1. Chemistry:
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I
CHE 106 Introductory Chemistry II

2. Geosciences (earth science):
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment
and two of the following::
AST 115/116 Introductory Astronomy/Laboratory
GSC 102 Earth Through Time
GSC 125 Weather and Climate

3. Physics:
OPTION I - required courses:

PHY 130/131 General Physics I/Laboratory
PHY 132/133 General Physics II/Laboratory
PHY 370 Introduction to Modern Physics
or

OPTION II - required courses:
PHY 235 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion
PHY 236 Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory
PHY 255 Electricity, Magnetism and Light
PHY 256 Electricity, Magnetism and Light Laboratory

C. One course in each of the two areas not selected in section "B" above.

D. A minimum of nine hours equivalent in MAT, CSC or CIS. The math requirement may be met through the University Studies component.

Social Studies Field3

CIV 101 World Civilizations and Cultures I
CIV 102 World Civilizations and Cultures II
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
GSC 110 World Geography
HIS 221 American Experience to 1865
HIS 222 American Experience since 1865
POL 140 American National Government
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
or
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
and nine hours to include one course from each of the following:

(1)
HIS 201 Modern Europe
HIS 301 Ancient History to the Fall of Rome
HIS 302 Medieval Europe
HIS 303 The Making of Britain
HIS 306 Europe in Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 307 The Foundation of Russian Power

(2)
HIS 340 The Far East in Modern Times
HIS 350 History of Latin America
HIS 370 History of Africa

(3)
HIS 433 Jacksonian America and Sectional Conflict
HIS 421 U.S. Social and Cultural History to 1865
HIS 422 U.S. Social and Cultural History since 1865
HIS 424 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1898
HIS 430 Colonial America to 1763
HIS 431 America in Revolution
HIS 434 Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 435 The Transformation of America 1877-1929
HIS 436 Recent America
HIS 445 History of Race Relations in the U.S.
HIS 446 History of Kentucky

Total Curriculum Requirements 127-153 hrs
1With a grade of C or better.
2May be used as a University Studies elective.
3Substitutions can only be made by advisor approval in the department concerned. Some courses may be taken as University Studies electives.


CERTIFICATION:
Secondary School Teacher (Grades 8-12)

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 43-48 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)
University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking1
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology1, 5
Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses for Certification 34-38 hrs
COM 372 Communication in Educational Environments3
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education1
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching2
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
REA 527 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School4
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Area/Major/Minor/Unrestricted Electives 48-56 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 125-142 hrs
1With a grade of C or better.
2Students in some teaching fields may be required to take a methods course in that discipline instead of EDU 303. Check with advisor or consult with department chair for specific information.
3Not required for English Education.
4Required for English Education only.
5See individual programs regarding this requirement.

Note: The Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board has restrictions on the combinations of majors one may select for certification to teach in high school. Students should check with their education advisors to ensure their selections are certifiable by the state. Teachers may no longer use minor to get additional certifications.


Athletic Coaching Minor 24 hrs

EXS 250, 375, 301, 485 PHE 310; and ten hours from the following: PHE 285, 286, 287, 289, 312, 314, 316, 318, 319, 412, 414, 416, 418. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

Educational Studies Minor 22 hrs
EDP 260; EDU 103, 303, 403, 405; SED 300 and six hours to be chosen from professional education coursework. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University. Completion of minor will not lead to teacher certification.

Social Science Minor (recommended) 24 hrs
Open only to majors in economics, geography, history, or political science who seek secondary certification in social studies.
ECO 231, GSC 110, HIS 221, 222, POL 140, SOC 133; and six hours of upper level courses (300 or above) from the social science disciplines with approval of advisor. Courses required for a major may not be counted toward the minor; substitutions must be from a social science discipline other than the major and be approved by the advisor; and requirements for certification for teaching secondary school social studies, grades 8 through 12 through the College of Education must also be met.

Career Education


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Business and Marketing Education/5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1399.08

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 45 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)
University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MAT 140 College Algebra
One biological science with laboratory
Social Sciences:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
ECO 230 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 41 hrs
BED 510 Methods and Materials in Teaching Business and Marketing Subjects1
CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education
CTE 501 Teaching through Application
CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE
CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
MID 270 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Support Courses 35 hrs
ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 201 Principles of Managerial Accounting
BPA 215 Business Communications
CSC 125 Internet and Web Page Design
FIN 330 Principles of Finance
JMC 394 Introduction to Advertising2
LST 240 Legal Environment of Business
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
MKT 360 Principles of Marketing
MKT 361 Selling and Sales Management2
MKT 369 Retailing Management2
OSY 214 Office Information Systems
OSY 320 Integrated Information Processing
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs
1CTE 503 is a prerequisite to BED 510.
2Choose either JMC 394, MKT 361, or MKT 369.


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Family and Consumer Sciences Education/5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1399

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 44 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
One biological science with laboratory
One physical science with laboratory
Social Sciences:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
Universities Studies Elective:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 37 hrs
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education
CTE 501 Teaching through Application
CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE
CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE1
FCS 462 Methods of Teaching and Consumer Science
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Education of Students with Disabilities

Option Support Courses 37 hrs
FCS 210 Child Development I
FCS 211 Child Development II
NTN 231 Principles of Food Science and Preparation
Six hours from the following:
FCS 111 Family and Its Environment
FCS 413 Marriage and Family Relationships
FCS 527 Parenting
HEA 460 Human Sexuality
Six hours from the following:
FCS 241 Family Economics
FCS 342 Consumer Decision Making
FCS 441 Family Resource Management
FIN 230 Personal Financial Planning
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management
Six hours from the following:
HEA 191 Personal Health
NTN 230 Nutrition
NTN 312 Family and Community Health
Six hours from the following:
ART 346 Introduction to Fibers I
FCS 121 Basic Clothing Construction
or
FCS 125 Apparel Quality Analysis
ITD 351 Textiles for Interior Design
Three hours from the following:
ITD 221 Design in the Near Environment
ITD 251 Equipment
ITD 252 Housing and the Family

Advisor Approved Support Courses 3 hrs
(FCS 361 is recommended.)

Total Curriculum Requirements 121 hrs


Family and Consumer Studies Minor 21 hrs

A student must complete 21 hours in family and consumer studies in consultation with a faculty advisor in the area of interest. Six hours must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Industrial Education/ 5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1399

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 43 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communications and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
•Social Sciences:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
•University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 35 hrs
CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education
CTE 501 Teaching through Application
CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE
CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE1
CTE 572 Managing Career and Technical Learning Facilities
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Limited Technical Electives 39 hrs

Support Courses 6 hrs
Approved by advisor.

Total Curriculum Requirements 123 hrs

Note: Teacher certification allows substitution of CTE 463 and 10 hours advisor approved teacher education support courses for in-service teachers with four years teaching experience who are seeking certification in-service.


AREA:
Career and Technical Education/Technology Education/5-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 13.1399

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 44-46 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Communications and Basic Skills
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
•Science and Mathematics:
MAT 117 Mathematical Concepts1
•Social Sciences:
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
•University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
also recommended...
CET 199 Environmental Science and TechnologicalConcepts
GCM 153 Electronic Imaging

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Core Courses 35 hrs
CTE 200 Introduction to Career and Technical Education
CTE 501 Teaching through Application
CTE 502 Instructional Media, Curricula and Assessment in CTE
CTE 503 Planning and Implementing Instruction in CTE1
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School2
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
TTE 554 Teaching in the Modular and Systems Environment

Option Support Courses 41 hrs
CTE 480 Industrial Work Experience
SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools
TTE 455 Exploring Diverse Technological Systems

Computer-Aided Drafting: 11 hrs
(must include one course in architectural drawing)

Construction: 3 hrs

Electricity, Electronics, and/or Telecommunications Systems Management: 9 hrs

Graphic Communication Design: 6 hrs

Manufacturing, Materials, Processes and/or Design: 6 hrs

Technical Support Courses 6 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 126-128 hrs
1MAT 130 or higher level math is recommended.
2It is recommended that students enroll in EDU 422 in conjunction with SEC 421. This class will enhance the student teaching experience.


ASSOCIATE:
Vocational Technical Education/Trade and Industrial

Associate of Science Degree

CIP 13.1320

University Studies Requirements 21 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
Social Sciences
PSY 180 General Psychology

Note: Because course requirements for the five-year trade and industrial certificate are followed in this degree program, the University Studies requirements is 21 hours instead of the usual 18 hours.

Required Courses 15 hrs

EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
or
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
CTE 270 Basic Foundations of Career and Technical Education
CTE 272 Organizing and Managing School Learning Facilities2
CTE 274 Basic Instructional Media and Curriculum Development for CTE
CTE 371 Methods of Instruction in Career and Technical Education

Required Limited Electives 30 hrs
Limited professional electives: 6 hrs
Limited technical electives: 24 hrs3

Required Support Courses 3 hrs
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
PHE activity course

Total Curriculum Requirements 66-69 hrs
1The teacher candidate for the one-year or five-year vocational trade and industrial certificate must have four years (or the equivalent) of successful and appropriate work experience in the respective occupational teaching area.
2Must be completed within first year, or part of year, of teaching.
3Limited technical electives must support the occupational teaching area.


Special Education

AREA:
Learning and Behavior Disorders/P-12 Certification

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree
CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

Note: Students must be admitted to Teacher Education by the time they complete nine semester hours of professional education.

University Studies Requirements 44-49 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)
University Studies selections must include:
Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
•Science and Mathematics:
MAT 117 Mathematical Concepts
One biological science elective
One physical science elective
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology,

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, public speaking, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Required Courses 72 hrs
ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher
CDI 205 Introduction to Communication Disorders
CDI 550 Neuromuscular Disorders
or
SED 553 Special Methods for Children and Youth with Physical/Sensory Disabilities
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education
ELE 401 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary P-5
ELE 402 Teaching Science in Elementary P-5
MID 270 Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades
MUS 300 Public School Music II
SED 421 Student Teaching in Special Education
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
SED 350 Roles and Procedures in Special Education
SED 400 Characteristics and Individualized Planning for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
SED 425 Specialized Reading for Students with Mild Disabilities
SED 443 Curriculum and Instruction for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
SED 455 Practicum1
SED 537 Diagnostic Methods
SED 540 Procedures for Classroom Management and Discipline
SED 552 Applied Behavior Analysis

Additional Required Education Courses 18 hrs

Choose two of the following:
ELE 304 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary P-5
MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I
MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II

Choose either the elementary or secondary track.

Elementary Track
ELE 305 Children's Literature2
ELE 307 Teaching Elementary Language Arts2
REA 306 Teaching Reading in Elementary P-5
REA 412 Practicum in Reading Instruction P-5

Secondary Track
Choose four of the following:
ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature
ENG 224 Writing in the Profession
ENG 329 Teaching English in Middle/Secondary Schools
MID 307 Middle School Language Arts
REA 407 Middle School Reading

Total Curriculum Requirements 128-134 hrs
1Must be admitted to Teacher Education to take this class. This class will be repeated for a total of six hours.
2Must be admitted to Teacher Education to take this class.

General Special Education Minor 21 hrs

Non-teaching minor. Minors are individualized. Please see your advisor. Six hours of the minor must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

 
Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
3201 Alexander Hall
270-762-2500

Chair: Yancey Watkins. Faculty: Baust, Boling, Edington, Gierhart, Gill, Hansen, Higginson, Islam, Koren, Niffenegger, Robertson, Shatzer.

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education prepares early childhood and elementary school teachers. Students completing one of the programs of study will be certified to apply to teach in an early childhood setting or in an elementary school. The programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

The interdisciplinary early childhood education program prepares graduates to provide early intervention, care and educational services for infants, toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children with and without disabilities and their families. The program includes courses in special education, family studies and profes
sional education. Home-based programs, center-based programs, hospitals and public schools provide professional experiences for program participants.

The elementary education program prepares students to teach in elementary schools, kindergarten through fifth grade. Students are trained and certified to teach all regular subject matter areas to children in those grades. The four-year preparation program includes courses in University Studies, professional education, and an academic emphasis area. Students interact with children in local schools during the professional education courses taken each year of the program.

An associate program in child development prepares students to work in child care agencies. The program includes courses in special education, family studies and professional education. Home-based programs and center-based programs provide professional experiences for program participants. The curriculum is designed so that students may elect to continue studies in the interdisciplinary early childhood education program.

In addition to undergraduate degrees the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers graduate degrees and Fifth-year or Rank I programs are also available. See the Graduate Bulletin for information regarding graduate programs.


ASSOCIATE:
Child Development

Associate of Science Degree

CIP 19.0709

University Studies Requirements 21-22 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

Recommended University Studies selection:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking

Required Courses 41 hrs
ART 121 Art Appreciation
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
ELE 305 Children's Literature
FCS 111 Family and Its Environment
FCS 210 Child Development I
FCS 211 Child Development II
FCS 234 Practicum
FCS 241 Family Economics
FCS 310 Program Planning for Preschool Children
FCS 311 Child Guidance
HEA 191 Personal Health
HEA 195 First Aid and Safety
MUS 200 Public School Music I
NTN 230 Nutrition
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Electives 2-3 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements 64-66 hrs


AREA:
Elementary Education (Grades P-5)

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 13.1202

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kentucky Educational Professional Standards Board

University Studies Requirements 45-64 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
and one of the following:
AST 115 Introductory Astronomy
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
GSC 199 Earth Science
or other approved University Studies Science course
Humanities and Fine Arts:
THD 104 The Theatrical Experience
Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
University Studies Electives:
GSC 110 World Geography
and one of the following:
AST 115 Introductory Astronomy
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
GSC 199 Earth Science
or other approved University Studies Science course

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Professional Education 71 hrs
ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education
EDU 303 Strategies of Teaching
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education
ELE 304 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary P-5
ELE 305 Children's Literature
ELE 307 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary P-5
ELE 390 Introduction to Kindergarten and Primary School
ELE 401 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary P-5
ELE 402 Teaching Science in Elementary P-5
ELE 421 Student Teaching in Elementary P-5
HEA 191 Personal Health
MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I
MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II
MUS 200 Public School Music I
MUS 300 Public School Music II
REA 306 Teaching Reading in Elementary P-5
REA 412 Practicum in Reading Instruction P-5
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities

Academic Emphasis 6-18 hrs
Each student must select one of the six academic emphasis components below.

English/Communication
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 102 Composition and Research
ENG 204 Advanced Expository Writing
or
ENG 404 Advanced Composition
ENG 310 Linguistics and English Grammars
or
ENG 328 Standard English Usage
and one of the following:
ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature
ENG 302 Major American Authors
ENG 303 British Literature to 1760
ENG 304 British Literature 1760 to the Present

Fine Arts/Humanities
ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature
HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition: Continuity
HUM 212 Humanities in the Modern World: Diversity
(or other approved University Studies Fine Arts or Humanities course)
THD 104 The Theatrical Experience
and two of the following:
ART 121 Art Appreciation
MUS 105 Introduction to Music History
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy

Foreign Language

A. French:
FRE 101 Fundamental Communications in French
FRE 102 Social Interactions in French
FRE 201 Intercultural Communications in French
FRE 202 Practical Applications in French
FRE 301 Social Issues in French Texts
FRE 331 Advanced Language Practice
Or appropriate courses as determined by placement examination.

B. German:
GER 101 Fundamental Communications in German
GER 102 Social Interactions in German
GER 201 Intercultural Communications in German
GER 202 Practical Applications in German
GER 301 Social Issues in German Texts
GER 331 Advanced Language Practice
Or appropriate courses as determined by placement examination.

C. Spanish:
SPA 101 Fundamental Communications in Spanish
SPA 102 Social Interactions in Spanish
SPA 201 Intercultural Communications in Spanish
SPA 202 Practical Applications in Spanish
SPA 301 Conversation and Composition I
SPA 302 Conversation and Composition II
Or appropriate courses as determined by placement examination.

Mathematics
MAT 115 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I
MAT 117 Mathematical Concepts
(or other approved University Studies Mathematics course)
MAT 215 Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II
and one of the following:
CSC, CIS or MAT elective (3 hrs)
and
MAT electives (6 hrs)

Science
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
BIO 112 Field Biology
(or other approved University Studies Science course)
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
and
Science electives (6 hrs)

Social/Behavioral Studies
CIV 101 World Civilizations and Cultures I
CIV 102 World Civilizations and Cultures II
GSC 110 World Geography
HIS 446 History of Kentucky
and two of the following:
ECO 140 Contemporary Economics
HIS 221 American Experience to 1865
HIS 222 American Experience Since 1865
POL 140 American National Government
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Total Curriculum Requirements 122-153 hrs


AREA:
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (Birth to Primary)

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 13.1210

University Studies Requirements 44-62 hrs
(see Chapter 4, University Studies Requirements)

University Studies selections must include:
•Communication and Basic Skills:
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking
•Science and Mathematics:
BIO 101 Biological Concepts
and one of the following:
AST 115 Introductory Astronomy
CHE 101 Consumer Chemistry
GSC 199 Earth Science
or other approved University Studies Science course
•Humanities and Fine Arts:
THD 104 The Theatrical Experience
•Social Sciences:
PSY 180 General Psychology
•University Studies Electives:
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology

Note: Certification requires a grade of B or better in one English composition course and a C or better in a University Studies math course, COM 161, and EDU 103 or equivalent course. Additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor and/or Office of Teacher Education Services for details.

Professional Education 46 hrs
ART 343 Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher
EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
EDU 099 Freshman Orientation
EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education
EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education
EDU 422 Student Teaching Seminar1
ELE 302 Music and Movement for Young Children
ELE 306 Language and Early Literacy for Early Childhood
ELE 307 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary P-5
ELE 390 Introduction to Kindergarten and the Primary School
ELE 421 Student Teaching in Elementary P-5
HEA 191 Personal Health
MUS 200 Public School Music I

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Courses 39 hrs
CDI 340 Speech and Language Development
CDI 550 Neuromuscular Disorders
ELE 410 Collaboration and Communication in IECE Environments
ELE 439 Early Childhood Assessment and Program Development
ELE 455 Curriculum and Methods for Infants and Toddlers
ELE 474 IECE Practicum
FCS 210 Child Development I
FCS 211 Child Development II
FCS 310 Program Planning for Preschool Children
FCS 311 Child Guidance
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
SED 505 Special Education Procedures and Strategies for IECE
SED 526 Introduction to Early Education of Children with Disabilities

Total Curriculum Requirements 129-147 hrs
1This course is not a requirement but may be taken as an elective.

 
Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling
3201 Alexander Hall
270-762-2791

Chair: Thomas Holcomb. Faculty: Campoy, Dunham, R. Flynn, Holcomb, Kem, Lyons, Murphy, Navan, Rose, Wall, Yeatts.

Graduate Programs
Graduate specialization is available in the department in two program areas: (1) administration and supervision; (2) guidance and counseling. The prerequisites and requirements for each program are listed in the Graduate Bulletin.

Administration and Supervision
Administration and supervision offers graduate programs leading to certification for leadership positions in the public schools. These positions are school principal, supervisor of instruction, director of pupil personnel, and school superintendent. Administration and supervision also provides a nationally accredited master of arts in education and specialist degree program in school administration.

Guidance and Counseling
At the master's level two graduate specializations are available: (1) a Master of Arts in Education with an option for elementary school counselor or secondary school counselor, (2) a non-counseling Master of Science degree in Human Development and Leadership with an option for specialization in administration in nonprofit/volunteer organizations, college student personnel, dietetics or health care administration.

A post-master's program is available leading to standard certification in school guidance and counseling and to Rank I. An endorsement of the provisional school guidance certificate for individual intellectual assessment is available as well as an option to extend from one level of school counseling (elementary or secondary) to the other.

A specialist degree program is available with an option for school counseling and an option for community and agency counseling.

School Psychology
A sixth-year certification program in school psychology is also available in this department.